Rural tourism development : localism and cultural change /

Rural tourism represents a merging of perhaps two of the most influential yet contradictory features of modern life. This book links changes at the local, rural community level to broader, more structural considerations of globalization and allows for a deeper, more theoretical consideration of the...

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Main Author: George, E. Wanda, 1943-
Other Authors: Mair, Heather.
Reid, Donald G.
Format: Book Electronic
Language:English
Published:Bristol, UK ; Buffalo, NY : Channel View Publications, ©2009.
Series:Tourism and cultural change.
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Online Access:EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection. Access for Greenville College users.
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Main Author:George, E. Wanda, 1943-
Summary:Rural tourism represents a merging of perhaps two of the most influential yet contradictory features of modern life. This book links changes at the local, rural community level to broader, more structural considerations of globalization and allows for a deeper, more theoretical consideration of the various features of rural tourism development.

Rural tourism represents a merging of perhaps two of the most influential yet contradictory features of modern life. Not only are the forces of economic, social, cultural, environmental and political change working to redefine rural spaces the world over, but broad global transformations in consumption and transportation patterns are reshaping leisure behaviour and travel. For those concerned with both the nature of change in rural areas and tourism development, the dynamics and impacts of integrating these two dramatic shifts are not well known but yet are becoming increasingly provocative discourses for study. This book links changes at the local, rural community level to broader, more structural considerations of globalization and allows for a deeper, more theoretically sophisticated consideration of the various forces and features of rural tourism development. While Canadian in content, the cases and discussions presented in this book can be considered generally relevant to any rural region, continentally and globally, that has undertaken or is considering rural tourism development.

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Physical Description:1 online resource (xii, 276 pages) : illustrations, maps.
System Details:Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 250-266) and indexes.
ISBN:9781845411015 (electronic bk.)
1845411013 (electronic bk.)
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Dr. E. Wanda George is an Associate Professor in the Department of Business Administration and Tourism and Hospitality Management, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Canada. Dr. George¿s research focuses on the interrelationships and dynamics that occur amongst tourism, rural communities, local culture and community sustainability. Dr. Donald G. Reid is Professor in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, University of Guelph, Canada. Dr. Reid¿s research focuses on community development and social planning, tourism and recreation planning. Of particular interest is the marginalized and the integration into mainstream society of those experiencing poverty and issues of citizenship, generally. His research work is centered in Africa and Canada. Dr. Heather Mair is an Assistant Professor in the Recreation and Leisure Studies Department, University of Waterloo, Canada. Her research focuses on the challenges and opportunities presented by tourism development in rural Canada.

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